By: Estefania Alvarez
Everyone has at least one song that matters. It hits that chord inside of you that just reminds you of your saddest or happiest moments. You play it on repeat until your ears bleed the lyrics, but you listen to it months later and it’s as if you just heard it for the first time yesterday. All you music nerds and cynical nihilists will probably ask why this even matters, but be honest with yourselves my fellow music lovers! Some of the songs you have passively skipped on the radio or light heartedly listen to while browsing the internet mean something. They mean something to the person who let you borrow their pencil during that Geology GE or helped you up after you tragically and embarrassingly fell off your bike (we’ve all crashed on our sweet rides, don’t even lie). Music binds us, not divides us and these songs matter:
Erykah Badu- Next Lifetime
The Velvet Underground- Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
Interpol- Leif Erickson
Friends and Lovers- Incubus
Lines Around Your Eyes- Lucinda Williams
L.G. FUAD- Motion City Soundtrack
Maggie’s Farm- Bob Dylan
Joker- The Steve Miller Band
Shade- Lover’s Rap
Think About You- Frank Ocean
Meet Leryan and Victoria! This lovely couple felt that “The Warmth” by Incubus was truth in musical form. Speaking with them, they explained to me that this song defined how music can transcend, how it can put wisdom into its most beautiful form. Simple but effective, Brandon Boyd’s voice creates the atmosphere for a chilling musical experience.
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